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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ank

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Ank
Ranked #71 of 326 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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Betchworth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

The B&B is very central but just off the busiest part. It's easy to walk to La Rambla, Plaza Catalunia, Pesseig de Gracia, or even Sagrada Familia. Our room was reasonable size. The bathroom was a bit small but it had everything we needed. Breakfast was very reasonable, with bread, croissants, jams, cereals, juice, spanish omelet and tea/coffee. The only thing that would make it better is to have a kettle in the room, so that we could make our own tea/coffee should we need it first thing in the morning or late at night.

Room Tip: We had an en-suite room, but it would be fine to choose a room with shared bathroom. The shared bat...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

The BB is really nice. What makes this place event better is the owner that welcomed us very warmly. Unfortunately there was water leakage in the room that we ordered. Therefore, the owner had booked a hotel next door for us to stay.

I can not elaborate more, but first impressions were very good.

If I go to Barcelona again, I will definitely stay at this BB again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Finding affordable accommodation in central Barcelona is hard, so I understand this is a value proposition. My main complaint is that compared to other places I have stayed in a similar price range, I found the service cold and unhelpful.

The location is fantastic - we walked all over the city and were able to return to change in the evenings - the rooms are clean and our room also had plenty of storage. We had a room facing the street but there were good windows and noise was minimal. (running the AC helps provide some covering white noise). I was put off by being given only 2 towels each and not having them replaced (we stayed 4 nights). I had to ask for a hair dryer and extra towel. The pillows were oddly small and again I had to ask for an additional one. The owners are not usually around- which made getting help harder than needed. There is a lovely woman named Maria (I think) working for them who is willing to help, but speaks limited English.

Breakfast was below average - packaged breads and cereals, juice and coffee. I think there was spanish omelet one day. No yogurt, no hot options.

The bathrooms come with bare bones toiletries (supermarket liquid soap). Bring your own.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sagres, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

The location its perfect, very central but on a quite street.

The place its pleasant, we like mainly the breakfast area, with 2 common tables, where you can meet the other guests in the morning.

It was also important the map that the owner Emilio gave us, and the explications about some places, but its nice to have better recomendations about restaurants and tours. We recomend Tapas 24 and Runner Bean Tours.

About our room (a double economic with interior window to the stairs of the building) we don't recomend. The double bed has a single bunk bed over, wich its not nice to sleep, and it covers the window, so you feel claustrofobic. Its very small, and the WC its on the other side of the floor, you have to go out on the apartment and enter on the other one. We suggest that this room it will be only use for childrens and that they share the wc with their parents, on the same side of the apartment, and change the bed for a normal double bed.

To improve:
- have name to each room and photos of each one, because we didn't had photos of our room when we book it
- on the change of emails, while booking, be more professional, more fast on the answers, with more informations, confirming room, room photos, dates of the stay, final price of the stay, how to arrive on the place.
- improve the common area of the sofa, more decoration, magazines and touristic information, small table and chairs

Hope we could help! :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Very clean and quiet. Breakfast is quite large. Bathrooms are located outside the rooms, but they are very clean. They gave us map of the city and showed us where all the attractions are located and offered good advice on where to go eat. Also, the B&B has a small gallery near the breakfast room with work done by the owner that reinterprets some of Gaudi's architecture. A nice touch that sets this place a part from others.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Verbier, Suisse
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Gaudi BCN is well located, only minutes away from most of the main places of Barcelona. The apartment is clean, the room simple and nice. The shared bathroom was spotless. Breakfast is very good and we felt very welcome with the host always kind and helpful. We will go back there for sure if we go back to Barcelona one day.
Thanks again to the hosts which were very touching.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

I stayed at Il Gaudi BCN with my daughter and it felt very home-from-home. My daughter being sick, we were allowed to come and go as we pleased, having a rest, making tea etc. the B&B is also very close, but not too close, to the centre and has easy access to the Gaudi places. For the last day, there are lockers nearby fro 5-9€ per day so everything is efficient and easy... :-) . You can also rent bikes at the lockers place and go around the old city, down to the sea in two hours, wonderful fun!

Room Tip: Street side room a little noisy in evening but then calm.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ank

Property: Ank
Address: Carrer del Bruc, 19, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Gaudi BCN)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 1
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